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Forum: Brewing Software 08-08-2014, 12:56 PM
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Views: 188
Posted By CarboyBoy
I'll try to address some of your questions in...

I'll try to address some of your questions in this post and your previous one.

When I input someone else's recipe, I include not only all the ingredients but also as much of their process and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By CarboyBoy
I wouldn't say you were well under the 1.33-1.5...

I wouldn't say you were well under the 1.33-1.5 qt/lb that a lot of people use. Your last two batches were at 1.28 and 1.21 qts/lb, which is very close to what most folks do. I myself tend to do 1.5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By CarboyBoy
I have 3 kettles in my brewhouse, depending on...

I have 3 kettles in my brewhouse, depending on the size of the batch I'm making. I've boiled water in each of them for an hour and measured how much got boiled off, but when it came to boiling wort,...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By CarboyBoy
kcbeersnob, I see from a previous post of yours...

kcbeersnob, I see from a previous post of yours that you may be one of the club organizers! Plan to see me next month.
Forum: Brewing Software 05-29-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By CarboyBoy
I'm pretty sure the recipe file actually sits in...

I'm pretty sure the recipe file actually sits in the cloud, and the computer and iPad each connect to it. So, your iPad and computer don't sync with each other - they sync with the recipe on the BS...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By CarboyBoy
They will sync if you have the recipes in your...

They will sync if you have the recipes in your cloud folder.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By CarboyBoy
The opened pouch the hops came in goes into a...

The opened pouch the hops came in goes into a vacuum sealed bag, then back into the freezer. I use the vacuum bags that come on a roll, so I size the bag big enough to last 3 or 4 uses.

I've used...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By CarboyBoy
I like the spaghetti sauce analogy. What about...

I like the spaghetti sauce analogy. What about this scenario:

Yooper makes a world renowned spaghetti sauce using only tomato sauce, oregano, basil, and bay leaves. I know that my herbs are...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By CarboyBoy
Thanks for taking the time to explain that way of...

Thanks for taking the time to explain that way of thinking, Yooper. It does make sense. Seems like it comes down to trying to keep the specialty malts in proportion with the other grains versus...
Forum: General Techniques 05-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By CarboyBoy
Scaling for OG

I'm with the OP - I've been trying to get a handle on this for quite a while now, and I still don't know what's best.

My confusion is not so much with the base malt as with the crystal and roast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By CarboyBoy
+1 to the aluminum foil. I did a 3-gallon batch...

+1 to the aluminum foil. I did a 3-gallon batch last night, and my total mash volume in my 5-gal drink cooler was just under 2.5 gallons. With the foil, I lost maybe a degree or two.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By CarboyBoy
What did they check the mill for? Did they just...

What did they check the mill for? Did they just check to see if the gap is where it normally is?

Also, are you getting inconsistent OG's (assuming consistent volumes), or you're just consistently...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By CarboyBoy
Out of curiosity, why has the crush been ruled...

Out of curiosity, why has the crush been ruled out? Mash pH and mash thickness (among other factors) will affect mash efficiency, but not anywhere near as much as the quality and size of the crush.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By CarboyBoy
+1 on the goal of consistent efficiency rather...

+1 on the goal of consistent efficiency rather than higher efficiency.

I was getting widely varying efficiency results from the crush at my LHBS. The most extreme example is that in two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4,621
Views: 427,933
Posted By CarboyBoy
Proportionally, water makes up the same amount of...

Proportionally, water makes up the same amount of the final product as in larger batch brewing, so if you have need to adjust your water to hit proper mash pH or for flavor ions in a 5-gallon batch,...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-21-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By CarboyBoy
Another option is to clear the checkbox on the...

Another option is to clear the checkbox on the Mash tab for Adjust Temp for Equipment. Add the strike water to your tun, and when it gets down to the target strike temp, add your grains.

I've...
Forum: General Techniques 03-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By CarboyBoy
I do all my stirring with my thermometer probe....

I do all my stirring with my thermometer probe. Less yeast sticks to the probe than to a spoon, plus I can monitor the slurry temp at the same time. I don't get the amount of agitation I'd get with a...
Forum: General Techniques 02-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By CarboyBoy
My first thought is that you have three liquids...

My first thought is that you have three liquids of different density in your wort at preboil: the first runnings, the second runnings, and the top off water. I found that no matter how much I stirred...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-13-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By CarboyBoy
I'd let it ride. 1) Six points short of your...

I'd let it ride.

1) Six points short of your gravity isn't as big a deal up around 1.080 as it is at 1.040.
2) They say the tongue can't taste more than about 100 IBU's.
3) Based on the numbers...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-08-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By CarboyBoy
Instead of subbing with US-05, I'd sub with S-04....

Instead of subbing with US-05, I'd sub with S-04. It'll be much closer to Wyeast 1968. And doing a 1-gallon batch, you can easily use a partial packet of the dry yeast and save the rest for later.
...
Forum: Brewing Software 09-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By CarboyBoy
I don't have the program in front of me, but I...

I don't have the program in front of me, but I think it should be under the File menu.
Forum: Brewing Software 09-02-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By CarboyBoy
I also use Dropbox and love it, but a network...

I also use Dropbox and love it, but a network share should work even better.

In essence, if you're going to use Computer A, Computer B, and Network Folder C, here's how I did mine, with my recipes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By CarboyBoy
My vote is to leave it as is: 1. Even if...

My vote is to leave it as is:

1. Even if you're a full quart short of a gallon, adding another quart of water will only bring you down to 1.129.

2. Seems to me that adding top off water after...
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By CarboyBoy
Think of a single infusion mash as steeping your...

Think of a single infusion mash as steeping your grains at a very specific temperature for a determined length of time (usually an hour). That is, when steeping grains with an extract recipe, you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By CarboyBoy
The math is Vol1 x SG1 = Vol2 x SG2. In this...

The math is Vol1 x SG1 = Vol2 x SG2. In this case, 2.5 x 68 = 3 x SG2. The gravity after you add half a gallon will be about 1.057.
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